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Balki honoured to have Ajith in English Vinglish

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Updated: Tuesday, July 31, 2012, 12:41 [IST]

Ajith Kumar made his Bollywood debut in Shahrukh Khan starrer Asoka in 2001. Though offers kept coming from Bollywood in later days, the Thala choose to keep himself busy in Tamil films. Now, after 11 years, the actor is back to act in a Hindi film in Sridevi's come-back film English Vinglish, which is a multilingual movie.

The Tamil superstar was signed in a hush-hush manner, as the makers of English Vinglish had not planned on roping in Ajith Kumar initially. In fact, producer Balki had signed Amitabh Bachchan to do a cameo in the forthcoming movie and shot the portions for both the versions. However, after filming it, the movie bosses realised that a Kollywood superstar would be better than the Bollywood megastar for the Tamil version of the film.

Hence, they approached Ajith Kumar for which he gave nod without a second thought. Balki has admitted that the Thala is replacing Amitabh Bachchan in the Kollywood version. He further added. "Ajith is a mega-star. I am honoured to have him play Amitji's role in the Tamil version." The Billa star has a powerful role, which lasts for three minutes.

Topics: ajith kumar, english vinglish, sridevi
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Story first published:  Tuesday, July 31, 2012, 10:46 [IST]
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